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The man who 'discovered' 780 Indian languages [28-Oct-2017]

When Ganesh Devy, a former professor of English, embarked on a search for India's languages, he expected to walk into a graveyard, littered with dead

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The man who 'discovered' 780 Indian languages

Published on 28-10-2017

 

When Ganesh Devy, a former professor of English, embarked on a search for India's languages, he expected to walk into a graveyard, littered with dead and dying mother tongues. Read more...

   
 

Dr Ganesh Devy Inteview

Published on 04-08-2017

 

Dr Ganesh Devy interview with Ravish Kumar Read more...

   
 

More than half of India’s languages may die out in 50 years – Survey

Published on 03-08-2017

 

More than half of the languages spoken by India’s 1.3 billion people may die out over the next 50 years, scholars said on Thursday, calling for a concerted effort to preserve the tongues spoken by the nation’s endangered tribal communities. Read more...

   
 

More than half of India's languages may die out in 50 years

Published on 03-08-2017

 

The People's Linguistic Survey of India (PSLI) raised the alarm during the launch of the latest 11 volumes in its planned 50 volume survey of the country's languages. India's people speak as many as 780 different languages, the PSLI said. Read more...

   
 

More than half of India's languages may die in 50yrs: Survey

Published on 03-08-2017

 

At least 400 languages or more than half languages spoken by India's 1.3 billion people may die out in next 50 years, a study by the People's Linguistic Survey of India (PSLI) stated. Further claiming that India has already lost 250 languages in last five decades, the survey said, "Each time a language is lost, the corresponding culture is killed." Read more...

   
 

More than half of India's languages may die out in 50 years: Survey

Published on 03-08-2017

 

More than half of the languages spoken by India's 1.3 billion people may die out over the next 50 years, scholars said on Thursday, calling for a concerted effort to preserve the tongues spoken by the nation's endangered tribal communities. Read more...

   
 

780 Indian languages surveyed and documented by PLSI, next aim to document 6000 world languages

Published on 03-08-2017

 

The next step, Dr GN Devy added would be the "Global Languages Survey." Under this approximately 6000 languages being spoken across the globe will be surveyed and documented before it slips into oblivion. "India will be only country in the world with such a big repository of world languages," he added. The survey will be completed by 2022. Read more...

   
 

Job, Business Options Can Open Up If We Tap Linguistic Diversity: Manmohan Singh

Published on 03-08-2017

 

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today expressed disappointment over Indians lagging behind in linguistic research despite the language diversity in the country. He underlined that employment and business opportunities can open up if latent potential of India's linguistic diversity is tapped by linguistics and computational sciences. He made the remarks during the release event of 11 volumes of the People's Linguistic survey of India (PLSI). Read more...

   
 

More than half of India's languages may die out in 50 years - survey

Published on 03-08-2017

 

The People’s Linguistic Survey of India (PSLI) raised the alarm during the launch of the latest 11 volumes in its planned 50 volume survey of the country’s languages. India’s people speak as many as 780 different languages, the PSLI said. Read more...

   
 

When human beings go past language

Published on 03-08-2017

 

India is one of four countries, along with Nigeria, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, with the largest number of living languages. Since 2010, in a project initiated by Prof. G.N. Devy, founder of the Bhasha Research and Publication Centre in Vadodara, a large team of scholars has been conducting a comprehensive survey of Indian languages, publishing their findings in state-wise volumes from 2013 onwards.This month, the People’s Linguistic Survey Of India (PLSI) brought out another 11 volumes, taking the total to 37, and proposes to complete its task of publishing 92 books by 2020. Read more...

   
 

More than half of India’s languages may die out in 50 years: survey

Published on 03-08-2017

 

More than half of the languages spoken by India’s 1.3 billion people may die out over the next 50 years, scholars said on Thursday, calling for a concerted effort to preserve the tongues spoken by the nation’s endangered tribal communities. Read more...

   
 

Is linguistics the next big thing ?

Published on 03-08-2017

 

Is linguistics the next big thing? Read more...